Visual Reference Library - Rice

R-8.0 Chalky Kernels

R-8.0 Chalky Kernels

                          A                             B

Portion for Analysis: Not less than 25 grams


Whole or broken kernels of rice which, in cross-section, contain an opaque white or “chalk-like” area that encompasses one-half or more of the exposed portion.


Illustration shows from left to right:

  • A.  Whole kernel (suspect)
  • B.  Cross-section (confirmed)

NOTE: Kernel (B) provides an example of what constitutes a chalky kernel and is not intended to represent any visual standard.


Last updated February 2013